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1.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
2.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
3.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
4.
Violent Saturday (1955)
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly. (90 mins.)
 
5.
The Cobweb (1955)
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head... (134 mins.)
 
6.
The Man from Laramie (1955)
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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals. (104 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
7.
Man with the Gun (1955)
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When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend. (83 mins.)
Director: Richard Wilson
 
8.
Wichita (1955)
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In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers. (81 mins.)
 
9.
Dementia (1955)
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night. (56 mins.)
 
10.
Night and Fog (1955 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
11.
Killer's Kiss (1955)
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days. (67 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
12.
At Gunpoint (1955)
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The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits. (81 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
13.
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
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An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (93 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
14.
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
15.
La Pointe Courte (1955)
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There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit... (86 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
16.
Summertime (1955)
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy. (99 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
17.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
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In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
18.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
19.
Rififi (1955)
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Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... (122 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
20.
The Ladykillers (1955)
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
 
21.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
22.
The End of the Affair (1955)
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In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back... (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
23.
Run for Cover (1955)
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Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen. (93 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
24.
White Feather (1955)
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In 1877 Wyoming, during the peace negotiations between the Cheyenne and the USA, an Indian girl falls in-love with a land surveyor, causing the ire of her Cheyenne fiance. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Webb
 
25.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
26.
The Indian Fighter (1955)
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A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
27.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
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A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life. (106 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
28.
Floating Clouds (1955)
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely women trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo. (123 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
29.
Illegal (1955)
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle. (88 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
30.
A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
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For Czech version: Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites. (93 mins.)
 
31.
The Deep Blue Sea (1955)
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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover. (100 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
32.
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy... (96 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
33.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
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A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
34.
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
35.
Ordet (1955)
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People believe in the dead Christ, but not in the living. (126 mins.)
 
36.
Artists and Models (1955)
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Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book. (109 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
37.
Le Amiche (1955)
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A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends. (104 mins.)
 
38.
Han ye (1955)
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(136 mins.)
Director: Sun-Fung Lee
 
39.
Blekitny krzyz (1955)
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It's February 1945. A Polish rescue team sets out to bring back the wounded Soviet and Slovak partisans who are trapped behind the mountain border as well as behind enemy lines. (55 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Munk
 
40.
Buonanotte... avvocato! (1955)
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(71 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
 
41.
Are We Men or Corporals? (1955)
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(95 mins.)
 
42.
Wee Geordie (1955)
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt... (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
43.
The Magnificent Matador (1955)
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Karen Harrison is a spoiled, rich, American predator who falls head-over-heels for the brooding, tormented... (94 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
44.
Mister Roberts (1955)
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (123 mins.)
 
45.
The Big Knife (1955)
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
46.
The Prisoner (1955)
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people... (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
47.
Man Without a Star (1955)
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A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her. (89 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
48.
The Violent Men (1954)
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A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price... (96 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
49.
The Heart (1955)
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At the end of Meiji era a young student befriend an older man who as a proof of trust but also as a kind of exorcism entrust him his secret, a story about jealousy, betrayal , shame and guilt. (120 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
50.
A Man Alone (1955)
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A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre. (96 mins.)
Director: R. Milland
 
51.
Soldier of Fortune (1955)
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When Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears in the 1950s China she arrives in Honk Kong determined to find him but meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
52.
Tarantula (1955)
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A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
53.
One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film)
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. (7 mins.)
 
54.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)
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A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him. (25 mins.)
 
55.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)
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William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead. (25 mins.)
 
56.
Sahara Hare (1955 Short Film)
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Riff-Raff (Yosemite) Sam, riding a camel that won't whoa, chases Bugs into a French Foreign-Legion post. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
57.
Roman Legion-Hare (1955 Short Film)
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Yosemite Sam, as head of a Roman legion, is ordered by Emperor Nero to find a victim to toss to the lions... (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
58.
Magoo Express (1955 Short Film)
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Foreign-flavored intrigue abounds when Mr. Magoo is mistaken for a fellow spy aboard a European train.
Director: Pete Burness
 
59.
Deputy Droopy (1955 Short Film)
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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up... (7 mins.)
 
60.
Jumpin' Jupiter (1955 Short Film)
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Porky and Sylvester's desert campground is sliced away and towed into outer space by a green, bird-like Jupiterian searching for earthly animal life. But Porky remains blissfully unaware, leaving Sylvester to be terrorized by the alien. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
61.
Speedy Gonzales (1955 Short Film)
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Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales... (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
62.
Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955 Short Film)
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Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner. (7 mins.)
 
63.
Quatermass II (1955 Mini-Series)
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Several years after the previous serial took place, Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine... (30 mins.)
 
64.
The Phil Silvers Show (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Eating Contest (1955)
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Company B constantly loses all bets against rival Company A, but upon the arrival of Ed 'The Stomach' Honnegan, they sense their chance to win an Eating Contest. The only problem they encounter is that The Stomach has lost his appetite. (30 mins.)
 
65.
The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (1955 Short Film)
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This special U-I "Musical Featurette", in Technicolor and Cinemascope, traces the musical career of Nat "King" Cole... (18 mins.)
Director: Will Cowan
 
66.
Double or Mutton (1955 Short Film)
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Ralph Wolf wants to steal sheep; Sam Sheepdog wants to stop him. Ralph's tricks include digging a tunnel, walking a tightrope, launching a guided missile, dressing as Little Bo Peep, shooting a cannon and growing Sam's hair. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
67.
Stories of the Century (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Milt Sharp (1955)
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Matt and Margaret investigate the kidnapping of banker Penrose from a stagecoach. They immediately suspect... (30 mins.)
 
68.
Guided Muscle (1955 Short Film)
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While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either. (7 mins.)
 
69.
Momma Don't Allow (1955 Documentary)
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A night at the Wood Green Jazz Club - an example of 'Free Cinema' (22 mins.)
 
70.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955 Short Film)
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In one of the biggest Mickey Mouse's classic, a young inexperienced apprentice of a powerful wizard tries to use magic to get threw is chores. (13 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
71.
Blinkity Blank (1955 Short Film)
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The surreal story of a bird and its cage with both their conflict and union. (5 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
73.
Aguaespejo granadino (1955 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
 
74.
The Last Frontier (1955)
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Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort... (98 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann